Health Care Commentary

The public option appears to have overtaken "Medicare for all" as the Democrats' preferred approach to healthcare reform. Nearly nine in 10 Democrats support creating a government-run health plan to compete against private insurers. Fewer than eight in 10, by contrast, are on board with "Medicare...

President Trump has often said that he wants to lower drug prices, in part by ending foreign "freeloading." That's a laudable goal. Through price controls and other ham-handed policies, too many nations undervalue medical innovation. This leaves Americans with the majority of the world's research burden. Unfortunately,...

Proponents of "Medicare for All" claim that Canada's government-run health system delivers high-quality care for a fraction of what we pay in the U.S. Presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren's campaign website, for example, praises Canada's low costs for certain procedures. In a recent interview from the campaign trail, Sen. Bernie Sanders expressed...

You can do a lot in 20 weeks. Take a semester of college classes and have time for a five-week vacation. Watch an entire NFL season, including the first few rounds of the playoffs. Even earn a private pilot’s license. Or, if you’re Canadian, you can...

President Trump wants to make a deal on drug prices. But his latest proposal could grind medical innovation to a halt. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said last week that the president was looking for "most favored nation status," whereby the United States got...

Colorado officials just released their plan to overhaul the state’s health care system. The proposal would make a state-sponsored insurance plan available to Colorado residents shopping for health insurance, starting in January 2022. Proponents of this “state option” claim it will expand access to affordable coverage...

Politicians can be amazingly adept at blowing smoke, especially while electioneering. With the 2020 presidential race unfolding, there is no better example of the phenomenon than the Democrats’ mantra of “Medicare for All.” Healthcare is certainly top-of-mind for many seniors, who are projected to make up...